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Accident: 116731.015 - Employee Is Overcome In Solvent Railroad Car And Is Killed

Accident: 116731.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 05/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405010.01505/31/2019Dana Railcare, A Division Of Dana Container, Inc.
At 3:15 p.m. on May 31, 2019, an employee was scraping oil sludge towards the bottom drain of a rail tank car when coworkers noted the absence of normal working sounds. The coworkers performed an entry rescue and found the employee unresponsive due to anoxia and chemical inhalation. The employee was killed.
Keywords: railroad tank car, unconsciousness, chemical vapor, asphyxiated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405010.015 29 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
2 1405010.015 29 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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